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Golda Meir
May 3, 1898 - December 8, 1978
Nationality: Israeli
Category: Leader
Subcategory: Israeli Leader

Above all, this country is our own. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him. Being a Jew is no problem here.


Whether women are better than men I cannot say - but I can say they are certainly no worse.


It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don't want victories anymore.


Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.


Women's liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that.


I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there's a good English phrase for it - cold war.


I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively.


Men who have reached and passed forty-five, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.


A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.


There can be no doubt that the average man blames much more than he praises. His instinct is to blame. If he is satisfied he says nothing; if he is not, he most illogically kicks up a row.


We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon - no alternative.


Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.

    Topics: Age

Not being beautiful was the true blessing. Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome.


There's no difference between one's killing and making decisions that will send others to kill. It's exactly the same thing, or even worse.


Don't be humble... you're not that great.


We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go.


The dog that trots about finds a bone.


Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!


As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing.


To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.


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